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Mental health: the key to building back better after COVID-19?

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Please note: This recording doesn't appear in the same format as the live session. Due to Zoom limitations, the French translation will not appear. We apologise for any inconvenience and are working towards alternative solutions for future events.

This panel discussion will shine a light on the systemic neglect of the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs of communities affected by protracted crises. We will launch new research conducted jointly by World Vision and War Child in six conflict settings: South Sudan, DR Congo, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Colombia. Panelists will include MHPSS experts from World Vision and War Child as well as MHPSS professionals from conflict-affected countries in Africa and the Middle East. Together, we will call for immediate changes to the humanitarian ecosystem to ensure a greater focus on MHPSS. Conflict-affected populations experience extraordinary levels of distress and are at heightened risk of developing psychosocial problems or mental disorders, with severe long-term implications. COVID-19 and its various socio-economic consequences are now taking an additional psychological toll. The large majority of people in conflict settings receive little psychosocial and no mental health support at all - due in part to a critical absence of humanitarian and development funding. Systemic change is urgently needed given the negative long-term implications of distress and the importance of mental health for building community resilience. This includes efforts by donors, humanitarians (local and international), as well as affected communities themselves to expand the provision of mental health care and psychosocial support.

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